Join the Band
The Southwold and Reydon Corps of Drums is a community-based military style marching band located in the beautiful coastal town of Southwold, Suffolk. For more than thirty years we have been playing great music at events all around East Anglia, bringing smiles to thousands of people’s faces and having lots of fun in the process.
We welcome new band members of any ability, and any age from seven upwards – all that matters to us is that you’re keen to give it a go. Membership is completely free, and though it’s fantastic if you have musical experience, you don’t have to have played an instrument before or know anything about reading music. A bit of enthusiasm is all you need; we will teach you the rest. We hold two practices a week at the Stella Peskett Millenium Hall in Southwold, 6:30 – 7:30 on Wednesday evening and 10:00 – 11:30 on Sunday morning, so you’ll have plenty of time to grow in confidence.
Don’t hesitate to send us an email or give us a call if you want to find out more: 07955 694500
We are currently looking for a new Bass Drum player. If you already play the drums or feel as though you have a strong natural rhythm and could carry the big Bass Drum, this might be the perfect role for you.
We are also looking for a new Drum Major. This is the person who leads the band and carries the Mace. The Drum Major gives the signals to start and stop the band and controls where they go! Don’t worry if you’ve never done anything like it before; we can teach you all you need to know, and if you have a loud voice and are reasonably tall, you’ll take to this role like a duck to water.
We also have a range of other wonderful instruments including bell lyres, recorders, flutes, bugles and cymbals, which all contribute something exciting to the band and help to create the melody of the music. When you join we can help you choose the instrument best suited to your strengths and which you will enjoy playing the most.
Our current Musical Director is stepping down at the end of 2014, after a long and happy term in service. If you are keen to take on the mantle, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Please note that all our senior band leaders are CRB checked.
Do you have an event, parade or ceremony coming up? Then why not ask us to provide the music? Visit our booking page to find out more.